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to inspire has been evident throughout his remarkable career in law enforcement. as a decorated assistant u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york. deputy attorney general under attorney general ashcroft in the bush administration, he has achieved what one thought was the pinnacle of a law enforcement career. and now this. all of this experience, all of this past experience that jim has had makes him particularly well suited to lead the fbi as it's director. jim understands that justice in this country does not just happen because we're a great constitutional democracy. it depends upon the hard work of thousands of men and women for whole the ideawhom the ideals oa reality every day. for the men and women of the fbi i can say that jim appreciates the full worth of what you do. you can be sure that your director will steer a straight course. he will insist that investigations be thoroughly pursued to wherever they may go. as a former prosecutor in the front line against terrorism he will lead in that struggle. jim will be independent. in a town in which politics determine so much,
's knives and weapons. and there's also law enforcement. so this environment for me was very, very dangerous, and it wasn't conducive for me in rehabilitation. so you know, that was very -- with my experience, it was very -- a difficult situation for me. >> jody you're the co-founder of a victims rights group it is called the national organization for the victims of lifers. tell me why you started this organization. >> the reason why we started this organization was back in 2006, well, for me personally i woke up on a sunday morning to a news, my sister calling me asking if i had seen the morning newspaper which the headline read, second chances for juvenile offenders or something on that order and had the pictures of the offenders in my county that were convicted of first degree murder. and sentenced to life without parole and it was talking about legislation, movement to give them a second chance. i immediately tried figuring out what that was all about and through that process i came across jennifer jenkins bishop in illinois, mage in california, and we got together as a support group and
the laws that exist already are actually sufficient on corruption sufficiently? >> i think the biggest problem is there are great laws, but they really don't have the funds or staff that they need to investigate this entire large state of 35 million people. and, you know, what has happened is that particularly at the local level there's a lot of opportunity for bad behavior to go unnoticed, and we have seen in recent years, particularly actually just in recent months, opportunities for for instance water districts and local city councils to beef up their ethics investigation, and for the fcc to be more involved in investigations, and when doesn't rise to the level of the scandal that is now brewing around the calderons, the real question is who is going to enforce problems at the local level. and we don't have a robust system to do that. i think we need to invest our money where our mouth is if the legislature thinks this is a real issue. what they need to do is put money in for the fcc and improve at the local level. >> kathy has mentioned this idea in terms of reform people mobilizin
: how do you write a law? how do you define that? do you say that any two people who love each other can be considered married? and then what do you say to the person who says, but we are three people and we love each other. why are you leaving us out of that equation? so these are where the questions get more complicated and harder to define and harder to write into law and make everybody feel good about it. >> that's why socies historicale referred to the con jugal definition of marriage. >> why marriage? why do you think that now more than ever, the republican party, members of the republican party are open to this idea of gay marria marriage? >> it's an issue that's evolved. barack obama only came out in favor of gay marriage a relatively short time ago. i think this gets at a long-standing division in the republican party that tyler alluded to, about individual freedom. the republicans were better supporters of civil liabilities issues than democrats. it's only really with the introduction of the evangelical community that you actually start to get a move away from civil liberties i
out of there, 77% of them have no interaction after the law after two years of their services and 8% are connected to education. we know what works. however, we need people to get involved in the political process and get involved in making sure that we are able to build these public/private partnerships and make sure our young people get the services that they need, not only from foster parents but from state policies, from federal policy and so on. >> well, our community agrees with you, ric and chris. they said all kids needy motional and practical support well beyond 18. amy says it helps when the program allows children to stay until they are 21. dumping kids on their 18th birthday doesn't give them enough time to go to college. at least at the age of 21, they can get through an aa program, or if twelve parents like ric and chris actually a support system, a human being who cares and listenses? >> sixto mentioned a little bit ago, but we want to talk more about what it's going to take to bring change into the foster care system. think about that. tweet us during the break. >>>
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